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Community Index

We publish two free community magazines, distributed free to 20,000 homes and community settings across Chorlton, Whalley Range and Didsbury in South Manchester. You can also read every edition online


About Us

Community Index is a proud, independent small business, established in 2008. We stand for neighbourhood economies and we shop local. We want vibrant communities, where you can find quality products and services on your doorstep.


We firmly believe and rejoice in the things that make Chorlton, Whalley Range and Didsbury distinctive and special. We want a village vibe; we want culture and colour, with lots of independent traders and retailers. We want places where people feel connected and proud of where they live.


When Community Index drops on your doormat, take a look. Find out what’s happening near you, enjoy our features and listings and get out there! Keep the magazine handy and support the local independent businesses that advertise with us.



Let’s hear it for butchers with plastic grass in their windows, cafe owners who give their coffee machines names and great builders that want three sugars in their tea. Money spent local stays local - we vote with our feet as well as our cash. Unless we exercise our freedom to shop local and enrich our own communities, we all end up in chains. We want shops, not branches, so let’s keep South Manchester interesting.


We’d love to know what you think,
get in touch!